When we first moved into our house our downstairs bathroom was just okay. There was nothing wrong it. It had a white vanity, white toilet, drop ceiling, neutral paint color, it was pretty much a snooze with no character!
So, little by little we started giving it a little something, something and I’m happy to say it’s finally finished…for now.
When we first moved into the house I wasn’t blogging so I don’t have a true before picture.
The first thing we did when we moved it was add wall to ceiling bead board all around the teeny tiny ( 9ft x 4 ft) space. We lived with it like this for a while:
Little by little I started gathering items to fill up those white walls that I was tired of starring at.
We now have this:
And this on the opposite wall:
I had an old straw dispenser sitting around for ages not doing anything so I finally decided to give it a job and it now houses my favorite nail polishes!
View of both walls:
Close up of my gallery wall:
The walls are filled with mostly vintage finds, but that chic plate was actually from Christmas Tree Shoppe. I got a set of 4 dessert plates with different chairs for $1.99!
Opposite the vanity is our toilet with some build in storage above. My roman shade was another project from this week.
Since I love adding character to a space I knew this new/old looking handle would fit right in.
Wall opposite the window: This wall is a mix of thrift store finds, a small mirror from my trip to Colombia and the largest print was a gift from a friends Mom! How sweet! Thanks Mrs. D!
There you have it. My teeny tiny bathroom all spruced up and loaded with character.
I know many people live in semi new construction homes and always feel like they lack a bit of history to their home. With some small inexpensive touches like the bead board walls and/or a faux tin ceiling like ours you can take your basics and give them charm.
* The faux tin ceiling was also done right when we moved in so I don’t have pictures of the process. It was purchased at Home Depot. You can see them here. Real tin was really expensive so we just used faux fin backsplash that we adhered with liquid nails.